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Senior Research Assistant in HF-AUTO (2 posts)

Posté par : Julien Cegarra,
le 04 Octobre 2013

Transportation Research GroupLocation: Highfield Campus

Salary: £39,603 (no annual increments), dependent on personal circumstances and fluctuations in the exchange rate

Full Time, Fixed Term (3 years, start date 01/11/2013)

Closing Date: Thursday 24 October 2013

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Reference: 288713AT-R

The Transportation Research Group is one of the UK’s longest established and leading centres for engineering-related transport teaching and research and is looking for a Senior Research Assistant for the Human Factors of Vehicle Automation Project (HF-Auto project). We are seeking to appoint two Senior Research Assistant in HF-AUTO.
The HF-AUTO project is funded by a Marie Curie Initial Training Network (Marie Curie ITN), with seven partners throughout Europe. All partners are advertising for a total of 14 positions in the project "HFAuto: Human Factors of Automated Driving". The role will involve the study of driver awareness and arousal during long monotonous monitoring of automation whilst being transported in a platoon and assessing driver states such as vigilance, situation awareness, trust, locus of control, and satisfaction/acceptance.

With an MSc degree or equivalent, you will also need to specialise in one of the following fields: human factors, ergonomics, cognitive psychology, artificial intelligence, human-machine interface design, cognitive modelling, automotive technology, driver assistance systems, control theory, transport modelling, and safety analysis. You will also be expected to register to undertake a PhD.

Please note that this Marie Curie scheme is funded by the European Commission who have set specific eligibility criteria for this vacancy. Please see the attached document which outlines the European Commission’s requirements for eligibility (section III. 1 – for the European Commission’s definition of an Early stage researcher and 111. 3).
Apply at:

Professor Neville A. Stanton, PhD, C.Psychol, F.BPsS, F.IEHF, MIET

Chair in Human Factors

Transportation Research Group

Civil, Maritime and Environmental Engineering and Science Unit,

Faculty of Engineering and the Environment,

University Road,

University of Southampton,


Southampton, SO17 1BJ,


(building 22, room 2029, ext 29065)

phone: 02380 599065

fax: 02380 593152




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